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December 5, 2016 - 0 Comments

At least 12% of Pennsylvania (brick-and-mortar) public high school graduates come from a school with a racist mascot. For over five years, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress has been keeping meticulous records of school board policies...

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December 1, 2016 - 0 Comments

  Today, Lambda Legal fought in federal court for a Preliminary Injunction to bar the enforcement of an anti-trans policy adopted in September by the Pine-Richland School Board. The policy is the center of the...

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December 1, 2016 - 0 Comments

In response to a hateful note sent to the Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg this week, PYC is sharing an open letter to stand with the Muslim community of Central PA, and across the county. Nearly a dozen...

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November 9, 2016 - 0 Comments

Friends, This has been a devastating day for many of us. The results of this election have opened floodgates of bigotry and hatred to flow through. We are now in a profound moment of global...

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October 16, 2016 - 0 Comments

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is held in local communities and campuses across the nation to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender bigotry. Many victims of anti-transgender violence have been...

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September 2, 2016 - 0 Comments

We are thrilled to share that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has revised the Unified Judicial System’s non-discrimination policy to include protections on the basis of gender identity and expression. This policy is now in effect...

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August 2, 2016 - 0 Comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre and the continued stalling of statewide non-discrimination legislation, local governments have renewed their efforts to support LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances. At a June vigil for the Orlando victims, Carlisle...

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June 9, 2016 - 0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: State Representative Dan Frankel (D-23, Pittsburgh) filed a discharge resolution on HB 1510, the leading LGBT non-discrimination bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, on Thursday, June 8th. A discharge resolution is a...

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May 20, 2016 - 0 Comments

We are proud to launch the Dignity for All project today, as an online resource for school districts in supporting transgender students. We have additionally released a model policy for supporting transgender and gender expansive students...

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May 15, 2016 - 0 Comments

The US Department of Education and US Department of Justice released landmark guidance last Friday clarifying that transgender students are protected under the federal non-discrimination law, Title IX. The guidance sent to every school district...

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